I like to categorize these fixtures in the Alex Wilson Community Garden as vernacular architecture.
A visitor to the community garden can look up and see against the wall of the building adjacent to the garden a pipe.
Following the pipe down its curve leads to stacked tubs.
An ingeniously simple system to capture runoff for watering the garden.
I particularly like the stacking of the tubs and can imagine the overflow from the top one filling the bottom two.
There is a piece of urban legend associated with the AWCG water system reported by Gayla Trail: “Apparently when the system was first constructed, and before it had a protective mesh top, a friend of a friend arrived at his plot one day to find a nude man emersed in the “tub” taking a bath!” http://yougrowgirl.com/water-for-all-occassions/
And so for day 1378